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    Alpine Backcountry Guides

    40+ years of experience guiding in the central Hokkaido backcountry. The team at Alpine Backcountry Guides specialises in catering to all levels of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Furano, Tomamu, Tokachi and other Bonchi powder areas.

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  • La Terre Onsen

    This onsen is located in the La Terre hotel near Kamifurano, but it’s also open for visitors not staying at the hotel.

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  • Rhythm Japan

    The Furano branch of Japan's premier ski and snowboard rental. They know their stuff and have the widest selection of adventure gear available.

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  • Yumoto Shirogane Onsen Hotel

    Near the picturesque Shirogane Bridge above the blue Biei River, this spa offers stunning outdoor pools with views of the river and waterfall.

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  • Highland Furano

    The local Furano onsen for the locals. Ask about the dinner + onsen special for the best way to end a busy day. Located 10-minutes from downtown Furano.

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  • Bicycle Japan

    Go at your own pace on your Hokkaido bike adventure with Cycle Japan's self-guided tours. Asahikawa, Biei, Furano, Tomamu and other destinations available.

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  • Ryounkaku Onsen

    The hardest to reach and also the most charming, Ryounkaku, near the summit of Mt. Tokachi, offers lodging, food, and views of the Tokachi Volcano.

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  • BieiGuide Snowshoe Tours

    Guided snowshoe tours with Biei's favourite guide - Tomi - a Hokkaido native who loves sharing his favourite places.

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  • Starlight Hotel Onsen

    Ashibetsu Starlight Hotel

    Our favourite all-day onsen with coworking area, cafe, and library. Plus, it's the onsen used by the Nippon-Ham Fighters, so the spring water must have some magical properties. Located in Ashibetsu, approximately 30 minutes from Furano.

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  • Hakuginso Onsen

    The most famous, and rightly so, onsen in the area, located beneath Mt. Tokachi. Go early or go late to skip the crowds. They also have a co-ed section for couples with a bathing suit. The area is also a starting point for popular summer hikes and winter backcountry trails.

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  • Third Eye Backcountry

    Backcountry guides that provide boutique ski tours with a local flavor in the Asahikawa and Kamifurano area.

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  • Freewheeling Furano Tours

    “We have done several events with Brad. Whether it be biking, hiking or kayaking, Brad brings an amazing amount of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to everything that we did. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone interested in experiencing all the outdoor wonders that Japan has to offer.” - Jim Small, Boy Scout leader ★★★★★

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    Goto Sumio Museum

    The museum began as the studio of the famous Japanese painter Sumio Goto, who was attracted to the harsh nature of Hokkaido and set up his studio in Kamifurano at the foot of Mt. Tokachi. Bonus for the excellent restaurant that uses local Furano ingredients.

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  • Sportopia

    English language ski and snowboard lessons and a solid selection of rentals. Located at the base of the Kitanomine Gondola in Furano.

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  • Yuto Hirasawa

    Yuto is an award-winning Japanese photographer who offers guided photo tours in and around Biei, Hokkaido.

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  • Furano International Snowsports

    Furano's premier ski and snowboard school, with lessons in English. Located in the top floor of the Kitanomine Gondola.

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  • Takushinkan

    Takushinkan is a famous photo gallery by Shinzo Maeda, a well-respected landscape photographer whose photos put Biei on the map as one of the best sightseeing spots in Hokkaido back in the 1970s.

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  • BieiGuide Bicycle Tours

    Biei's #1 bicycle tour with our favorite guide, Tomi. English and Japanese tours available.

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  • Furano City Museum

    Furano City Museum

    A hidden gem for a short visit in Furano. Rotating art exhibits and worthwhile displays that show the history of people's life in Furano. Located in the old high school in Yamabe at Yamabe higashi 21 sen 12 banchi, Furano-shi.

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